As of Sunday, merchants can begin charging you the consumer the fee they are charged by the processing companies. Maximum is 4%, but that can be a lot. Forewarned is forearmed, so pay attention when you go in a store.
And they can add the charge later, after you have left their store.
There are some states where this will not be happening
Ultimately, though, consumer awareness will be the strongest deterrent against widespread credit card surcharges. Stores have to let you know if they’re going to add a surcharge with a sign on the door (although they don’t have to tell you how much it is until “point of sale,” when you’re already at the cash register). And today’s retail landscape is hyper-competitive, so many stores will be hesitant to risk alienating customers by charging extra for using plastic.
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